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The Birkin

Who could have imagined that one of the most coveted objects of recent decades would be born in the sky, in 1984, on a flight from Paris to London?
British actress Jane Birkin, sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, Executive Chairman of Hermès (1978-2006), was complaining that she couldn’t find a bag suitable for her needs as a young mother.
A born creator with a keen eye, he immediately sketched a supple and spacious rectangular holdall with a burnished flap and saddle stitching. 
With a dedicated space for baby bottles!

2009, the year of the Birkin Shadow

  • A Birkin bag has a simple rectangular shape. So why not make use of its geometry? This Birkin Shadow plays on trompe-l’œil: are the side straps real or a simple depiction? When viewed from a perpendicular angle, the illusion of relief is deliciously disconcerting. A Birkin bag of mischief, but a real bag, in case you were wondering.

The Birkin family

  • The Birkin Faubourg

    Have you ever wished you could take 24 Faubourg everywhere with you? Now you can! Thanks to skilful gluing and meticulous stitching, the illusion of the façade, from the awnings to the pavement, is perfect. The Birkin Faubourg carries the spirit of Hermès with it, using precious, grained and smooth leathers and including metal parts, from the swivel clasp to the hasps and the side straps. By recreating the flagship store, the Birkin Faubourg plays on the excellence of its materials and colours with joyful fantasy. The quintessence of Paris is now within reach.

  • The Birkin Cargo

    How can a functional bag be made even more functional? By adding five outer pockets, of course! This is the miracle of the Birkin Cargo. Multi-pocketed and multi-practical, this soft and lightweight bag is inspired by military clothing. The ingenious result of the leather inlay work combined with the canvas assembly make it a very robust bag. It is ready for everything – it even has a space for a cup. There are no excuses for not going on an adventure with this first off-road bag.

The Hermès bag on film

A reward for a missing Kelly. A mysterious stranger. Some determined bounty hunters. A western in the purest tradition, where heroes are not always the ones you imagine.

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